If the German authorities plan to refuse gas supplies from Russia, then they are unlikely to succeed. The fact is that hydrogen can soon take the place of fossil gas, which Gazprom is ready to transport. About this writes the German edition of Deutsche Welle.
Germany is preparing its pipelines for pumping environmentally friendly fuels - hydrogen. It is assumed that the restructuring of the entire gas pipeline system for hydrogen will occur by 2030. Russian Gazprom turned out to be prepared for such a turn of events - the European subsidiaries of the concern agree and are ready to supply new fuel to Germany. Both Nord Stream, as well as their land threads Eugal and Opal will be almost fully involved in the new project.
German experts also note that Gazprom’s subsidiary in Germany, Gascade, agrees with the new concept of hydrogen supplies and makes its proposals for energy supply to Germany in the future when traditional fossil gas will not be used.
The authorities of Germany are concerned that, moving away from one type of dependence on Moscow, the country falls into another - hydrogen:
The main gas transportation capacities capable of supplying fuel to the whole of Germany are under the control of Gazprom and its subsidiaries. The Russian gas corporation will also own a hydrogen production station. In addition, the Russian Federation can build electrolysis plants on its territory to preserve the European fuel market.
- notes Deutsche Welle.